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New Netflix App

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by rainwater, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

    Dec 5, 2000
    CO via Chi-town
    I don't have a zoom button mapped to our Harmony remote. It's weird because it wasn't doing this yesterday, but it is certainly possible that the kids got in there and changed something, although the timing would be quite coincidental.
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    This has been a problem since the first Netflix client on TiVo. For some reason the Zoom setting effects SD content in the app, but there is no way to actually adjust it inside the app. You have to exit and go to live TV or a recording, set it to the proper value, then go back to Netflix to watch your show/movie.
  3. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Diego,...
    I've played with it and Aspect Correction Mode "Full" does work to stretch Netflix SD content.
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I noticed mine updated this morning on my Roamio Pro. I had to log in again and I was wondering why. But now, like you, I don't see the bitrate info any more.
    Plus no titles are showing "SuperHD" for me anymore.

    EDIT: I see it also updated on my Minis too. Again the same issue for me. No bitrate info and it doesn't show SUperHD anymore. Neither on the info screen nor any of the titles.
  5. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Now that everyone has "Super HD", I'm guessing this is a first step to killing off the branding. As for the debug info, I wouldn't be surprised if they disabled it eventually.
  6. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Just tried running the new html version of Netflix on my Elite this morning and it worked fine. Sluggish compared to running on my Roamio Pro as expected, but worked well overall and better than I remembered running the Flash version. I switched between a few shows and toggled CC on/off and it worked as expected. Playing the original Star Trek series looks like stretchorama even though I have Panel mode selected, but that happened on my Roamio Pro as well. Can't recall if it was that way with Flash player.
    Anyway, I think this version will be much better Netflix player for series 4 units than the current Flash version. Likely TiVo is waiting for general 20.3.7 rollout to series 4 units to complete before making it the default series 4 version.
  7. BiloxiGeek

    BiloxiGeek Reality Challenged

    Nov 18, 2001
    I noticed the new Netflix last night, so far I like it, but it took forever to update all the thumbnail images on the lower half of the screen. At first I thought something was broke but the thumbnails finally started populating the screen.
  8. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Found it last night as well. The top graphic is a screen hog, consuming a lot of valuable screen real estate. That plus the title orientation has gone from portrait to landscape makes it difficult to see many titles at once. Too early to complain too loudly about this, but it seems like a half step backwards.

    The performance of the app is fine from what I could tell. I like that it now recognizes profiles.
  9. g808

    g808 New Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Still waiting on my Premieres.
  10. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    The top graphic is also being used as an advertisement. I already saw one today. I would be shocked if Netflix changed it as it is going to let them push new content ads to users.
  11. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Right. I can understand maybe as a temporary advertisement space, but to use the entire 1/3 (or 1/2?) for that and for showing close ups of the video I don't get.
  12. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    They are trying to make it a bit more visual to allow better discovery. Obviously a grid of cover art would be more efficient but I don't think that leads to a better experience for most people. So we may not like it but I think it is here to stay. Personally, I don't mind since the cover art used for the banner is much more detailed so it gives more visual information than before (I can't make much out using the old cover art method).
  13. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    New feature: you can directly initiate playback of a specific TV show episode via the "Watch Now from Netflix" functionality within the core TiVo UI. Previously that would just take you to the episode landing page in the HTML5 app (which itself was a big improvement over the Flash app that just took you to the Netflix Search screen with the show title filled in).
  14. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    Man oh man imagine how great this feature would be if they also folded in Amazon streaming, hulu/+ and Vudu?
  15. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but the big question for me is whether this fixes the reboot problem. I'll have to wait until I have some time with no recordings scheduled to try it out - just in case it's not fixed.
  16. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    And profiles are gone again. Gr......
  17. jocoze

    jocoze New Member

    Jun 15, 2006
    Yeah, I tried it out yesterday and selected my daughter's profile so she could watch shows, and now today the profile selection is gone and its stuck on her profile. This is very frustrating.
  18. monkeydust

    monkeydust New Member

    Dec 12, 2004
    So, how the heck do you play a title from the beginning now? I can't find the option on shows that have already been partially viewed.
  19. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Log out of the Netflix app and then log back in again. I think that will get the main profile back.
  20. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    I was looking for that, too.

    Another issue that has been present all along with Netflix is that there is no way to view info about the episode you're watching while you're watching it (something akin to the info button when you're watching something with the regular TiVo interface). I was hoping they would add that with the revamped UI.

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